Elder Law

Elder Law, a relatively new aspect of law, focuses on planning for the needs of both seniors and the disabled. There are many complex laws and regulations involving Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, nursing homes, assisted living, trusts and much more; planning for these issues alleviates some of the stress associated with each – and helps you feel better about the future, knowing that your wishes and the nature of your family relationships have been specified.

The staff at the Law Office of Janna M. Wallace, in Fuquay Varina NC, brings caring, personal attention for you and your family that respects both your independence and your right to make your own choices for as long as possible.

Together we will create a plan to address the unique legal changes and challenges of aging: retirement, serious and/or progressive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinsons, end of life issues, nursing home placement, financial planning, Medicaid counseling and more. We can help you and your loved ones:

  • Prepare your Will, Living Will, Powers of Attorney and/or Trusts, with advance directives to coordinate financial and health care decision making;
  • Evaluate your opportunities to qualify for benefit programs, including Medicaid, SSI and North Carolina Special Assistance;
  • Plan strategies for protecting your assets;
  • Assist with guardianship proceedings;
  • Evaluate long-term care insurance options;
  • Act as your advocate in nursing homes and with in-home service providers;
  • Assist a family with locating other resources in the community for locating care providers, evaluating facilities, and providing support for family caregivers.